5/5 - Excellent
Verified travelerSep 20, 2019
Beautiful setting with numerous historical attractions in the area.
Visit the medieval castles, churches, squares and taverns of this quaint town surrounded by the striking landscapes of the Rhine Gorge.
Braubach is a storybook town at the heart of the Upper Middle Rhine Valley. It sits between the eastern banks of the Rhine River and the countryside of forest-covered hills and vineyards. Discover the medieval flair of Braubach while sauntering along its easygoing streets. Marvel at architectural masterpieces and experience the welcoming charm of centuries-old taverns.
One of Braubach’s major highlights is Marksburg Castle, a 14th-century fortress on a hilltop overlooking the town center. Explore the batteries, chapel, living quarters and vaults on a guided tour. Enjoy panoramic views from the castle ramparts. Tours in English operate in the summer months. English-language fact sheets are available during the rest of the year.
Go to Marktplatz, the central square framed by half-timbered houses and café terraces. Nearby, stop at Winery Willems for a tasting of traditional Braubacher wines. See historic landmarks such as the 16th-century Phillipsburg Castle, the Obertor gate tower and the Kriegerdenkmal tower war memorial. Find displays of agricultural tools and ceramics from the Westerwald region at Bauernmuseum. Also exhibited here is artwork by Karl Heidelbach, who was once a student of the acclaimed painter Otto Dix.
Visit the town’s ancient and beautifully preserved churches. St. Barbara’s Church is now a community center. The 11th-century Martinskappelle, the town’s oldest church, stands between Marksburg Castle and Marktplatz. It shelters the tomb of Heinrich Schlusnus, a famous opera singer born in Braubach in 1888.
Appreciate the stunning Upper Middle Rhine Valley scenery with a walk along the riverbank and relax at riverside parks. Sample riesling, pinot noir and other wines produced at Rhine Valley wineries at the town’s bars. Eckfritz is an atmospheric inn and tavern little changed since it opened in 1597.
Reach Braubach by taking a train to Koblenz from major German cities, such as Cologne and Frankfurt, and then catch a ferry or regional train along the Rhine. Extend your Rhine Valley exploration in nearby Sankt Goar and Oberwesel.
Reviewed on Aug 21, 2019
Reviewed on Sep 20, 2019
Take a guided tour of this imperious 13th-century fortress, which is one of very few medieval castles in the Middle Rhine that were never attacked or destroyed.
Learn more about the local history when you visit Burg Eltz, a well-known historical site in Wierschem. Wander the riverfront in this quaint area.
Admire great views of the Rhine River, learn about ancient legends, watch shows at an open-air theater and have fun on a summer toboggan ride at this striking headland.
Geierlay Suspension Bridge is a well-known landmark worth seeing in Morsdorf. Wander the riverfront in this quaint area.
Watch the boats at the meeting of two grand rivers and inspect the replica of a momentous sculpture at the German Corner.
Take the cable car on a scenic journey to a mountaintop to see one of the largest preserved forts in Europe.
Verified travelerJul 3, 2019
We didn’t explore much of the town because of time constraints. We caught one of the boat tours which had a stop situated about 80m away. Really convenient place to stay to explore Braubach or other parts of the Rhine in that region.